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Call for Posters: BioEarth All-Hand Meeting due Feb 12.

Climate, Land Use, Agriculture and Natural Resources:
Activities in Interdisciplinary Research, Education and Outreach 3:00-5:30pm on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Location: PACCAR Town Square (2001 Grimes Way)
Pullman Campus, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Submission Details
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, February 12
E-mail abstracts to: Jacqueline McCabe,
Poster Size Restrictions: horizontal dimension of 48 in

Data Flow Conference Registration is now open!


Monday, May 09, 2016-Tuesday, May 10, 2016
LSU Lod Cook Conference Center 3838 W Lakeshore Drive Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70808 #dataflow16

Visit to register for Data Flow 2016! STUDENT REGISTRATION SCHOLARSHIPS Louisiana Sea Grant is sponsoring registration scholarships for student presenters. Stay tuned for more information!
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Monday, February 1, 2016.
Download the Call for Abstracts


Call for Abstracts: 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, June 21-23, 2016

The USGS Institute and NOAA Sea Grant Programs will be hosting a special session at the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, June 21-23, 2016 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Special Session
Sea Grant College Programs and Water Resources Research Institutes: Research and Partnerships Investigating Land-Sea Interface

NOAA Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) and the USGS Water Resources Research Institutes (WRRI) through the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) are both Federal-State partnerships federally mandated to address the Nation’s oceans, coastal, Great Lakes, and water resources issues. Sea Grant is working on integrated research, education and outreach including water issues to assist coastal communities. The Institutes focus research and student training to address water issues related to resource availability, infrastructure and ecosystem services in watersheds. These programs intersect at the land-sea interface and in some locations over entire watersheds, but no coordinated effort to explore and exploit synergistic capacity between the Federal Agencies has occurred to date. Focusing on the significant aspect of the connection between coastal waters and the fresh water inputs they receive, we welcome submissions demonstrating the intersecting foci described above and/or where Sea Grant and NIWR have partnered on research, education and/or outreach efforts.

Earl Greene, USGS, Chief of External Research,
Darren Lerner, University of Hawaii, Director, Sea Grant College Program and Interim Director, Water Resources Research Center,
For more information

“‘Smart’ water markets for agriculture: Innovation on the High Plains, and prospects for Washington State” Seminar

WRC and CEREO are pleased to sponsor a seminar by Nick Brozovic and Richael Young

Wednesday, 16, December 2015
Lighty 405, 12:00pm
WSU Pullman

Nicholas Brozovic is an economist with extensive experience in water policy and management worldwide. His research focuses on using economic analysis to evaluate and design management policies for spatial, dynamic natural resource systems. Much of his work is interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with engineers, urban planners and others. He is currently working to establish functioning resource markets, such as groundwater markets, that can be used as research and teaching platforms and as models of sustainability for industry. Brozovic joined the Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska in July 2014. In addition to teaching, he works to ensure that the Water for Food Institute’s scientific and policy research effectively informs both policy and decision makers. Previously, Brozovic was an associate professor of agriculture and consumer economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Brozovoc holds doctoral and master’s degrees in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California-Berkley, a master’s degree in geology from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Oxford University.

Richael Young specializes in market design for the exchange of natural resource rights. As an economist, engineer, and entrepreneur, she brings together complementary skillsets for natural resources management and policy. She strives to create tailored solutions that meet local needs and economic goals. In 2014, Richael cofounded Mammoth Trading, where she serves as president. In this capacity, Richael led the development and implementation of the first smart market for groundwater in the world. Mammoth Trading’s smart markets help producers put limited water to its most productive uses, all while meeting stream flow and regulatory obligations. Richael holds a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering and an M.S. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2016 Annual Student Water Conference on March 24-25, 2016

About the Conference: The conference will consist entirely of student presentations to be judged by a panel of faculty members for providing constructive feedback to students in regard to their research presentation skills. Student activities will promote interaction among students of all disciplines. The conference includes two major lectures: the annual Buchanan Lecture and a Career Perceptions Lecture.

Oral Presentation Guidelines: Oral presentations will be made with PowerPoint. We will have a computer and projector for you to use. You can either bring your presentation on a flash drive or e-mail to before the conference. Please ensure that your presentation is approximately 15 minutes, which will leave 2-3 minutes for questions.

Cafe-Style Poster Presentation Guidelines: We will provide easels and poster boards (3 ft by 4 ft) for mounting your posters. You will be required to print your own posters and bring them to the conference. At the start of the session, poster presenters will give a brief, overview (maximum of 2 minutes) of their poster to the audience.

Awards will be given for outstanding student poster and oral presentations.

Abstract Submission: Apply to present at this conference by completing the abstract submission form (linked here) by January 15, 2016.

Airport Shuttle: A shuttle will be provided between the Oklahoma City Airport (Will Rogers World Airport) and Stillwater on Wednesday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 27th.
For more information about the Student Water Conference, please contact Dr. Garey Fox (

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“The Essential Element” – Science After Hours

A Science After Hours program hosted by the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute.

A goal of Science After Hours is for scientists and researchers to share their research with the community!
Three students from the NSF IGERT NSPIRE (Isaac Madsen, Jacqueline Burgher, and Julian Reyes) program at Washington State University will be presenting

The event will be held at the Camas Prairie Winery in Moscow, ID on Thursday, Nov 5th from 7-8pm.
(For more information).

Can Low Impact Development Fix the Urban Stream Syndrome?

Associate Professor and LID Specialist

The talk will focus on the transformation of hydrologic processes associated with land use change, and how engineering using ecosystem-centric principles could lead to the better management of surface runoff in urbanizing watersheds. Ani will outline some of his work and those done by colleagues at three spatial scales, as well as relating past efforts to current work that promote the use of Low Impact Development techniques in the state of Washington.

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Place: Sloan 175
Time: 4:10 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

For more information

“What’s the Dam Problem?: A Panel Discussion on the Future of the Four Lower Snake River Dams”

Thursday, November 5th, University of Idaho is hosting a panel discussion consisting of:

(1) David Doeringsfeld, the Lewiston Port Manager
(2) Linwood Laughy, a local Citizen activist, author and historian
(3) John McKern, a Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fish and Wildlife Biologist
(4) Patrick Wilson, a Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho
(5) Todd Myers, the Environmental Director of The Washington Policy Center
(6) Rebecca Miles, the Executive Director of the Nez Perce Tribe

The discussion will be moderated by Professor of Law & Coordinator of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program, Barbara Cosens.

When: Thursday November 5, 2015 at the
Where: University of Idaho College of Law, Courtroom
Meet and greet with refreshments: from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Panel discussion: from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
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Jenny Adam: Model Conditions



 Jenny Adam, model conditions
 For more than 75 years, Washington State University researchers have created models for hydroelectric power plants along the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River and around the world
Today, WSU researchers like Jennifer Adam are developing advanced computer models to assess how future economic and environmental conditions will affect water supply, hydropower generation, and agricultural productivity in the Columbia River Basin. Their forecast will provide policy leaders with the critical information needed to make better decisions about where and how to fund water supply projects in the future.
 125 years, and counting. Learn more about Jennifer Adam’s research.

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Dr. Tim Scheibe

“A hybrid multiscale framework for subsurface flow and reactive transport simulations”

Dr. Tim Scheibe, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Date: Monday, October 12, 2015
Place: Sloan 175
Time: 4:10 p.m.—5:00 p.m.